ICLEO Grant Program

The Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO)

If you have applied or been admitted to Valparaiso University Law School, and you meet the criteria listed below, you may be eligible to become a Fellow in the ICLEO Program. Patterned after the national CLEO Program, the ICLEO Program is open to applicants who apply to Indiana law schools and could benefit from a preparatory program prior to law school entry with continued support once they have enrolled.  The ICLEO Program’s principal goal is helping those individuals who want to live, work and make a difference in the Indiana legal community. If you have not yet applied to Valparaiso Law, you are advised to submit your admission application to us no later than late January.  Keep in mind that the deadline to submit a full application to the ICLEO program is February 15, 2017.  Learn more about the ICLEO Program and its application process.

The ICLEO program was established to assist Indiana minority, low income, or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree and a career in the Indiana legal community. You may qualify for the ICLEO program if you belong to one, or a combination of, the following groups:

  • Low income
  • Educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged
  • Underrepresented racially or ethnically in the legal profession

If you are selected as an ICLEO Fellow, you will receive the following benefits:

  1. Mandatory participation in the FREE six-week law school Summer Institute Program, including tuition, room and board (June-July 2017 at IU-McKinney School of Law)
  2. A $4,500 fellowship award each semester of law school enrollment (up to three years)
  3. Networking opportunities
  4. An ICLEO summer employment program during law school
  5. Bar Review assistance

You can contact Ashley Rozier at ICLEO if you have questions at 317.234.1376 or see the FAQ webpage.